We Killed 8 Top Boko Haram Commanders Trying To Infiltrate Army Camp – DHQ
The Defence Headquarters on Sunday, said a total of eight (8) top Boko Haram leaders were killed by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE when the terrorists attempted to infiltrate Army Super Camp, Damasak on July 2nd.
Defence Headquarters Spokesman, John Enenche, said the attempt by the terrorists and their subordinates was to “attack the troops in Damasak from 2 flanks in an effort to cause them massive casualty.”
Enenche, who said due to the superior fire power, the rest terrorists “fled in disarray.”
He said “Amongst the top BHT/ISWAP leaders killed during the encounter at Damasak and buried by the terrorists at Goski village in the early hours of 3 Jul 20 were: Tumbun Dabino – Ba Issoufou; Tumbun Bororo – Amir Batam; Tumbun Jaki – Almustapha; Tumbun Bagaruwa – Modou Kollo; Dogon Tchoukou – Issah; Tumbun Rakke – Mustapha Woulama; Tumbun Dila – Boukar Kowa and Tumbun Mita – Abou Aisha.”
According to him, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE l, in a related development, also killed six(6) Boko Haram terrorists attempting to cross from Cameroon Border towards Sambisa Axis.
The defence spokesman said the operation, which was conducted on 17 July, targeted the terrorists during their market activities and undercover movement around Kolofata, a border town with Cameroon.
He highlighted weapons and equipment captured from the terrorists to include 3 AK 47 rifles, Magazine with 48 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one Honda Salon Car, one Motorcycle, 8 Bicycles, 3 Phones with multiple SIM and Memory Cards and 5 copies of the Holy Qur’an, among others.
Enenche further said “Additionally, there was also a letter written in Hausa to Abu Fatima (Boko Haram top commander),documents and other logistics. Shortly after the successful operation, the enemy communication intercept confirmed killing of a top Boko Haram Commander named Sayinna and other fighters during the encounter. The other slayed terrorists were suspected to be Imam and Mansur to Abu Fatima who hibernate in Sambisa forest.
“The series of successes so far recorded has led to several of the insurgents surrendering in their numbers. They voluntarily admitted that the insurgency is driven more by need for money, power, greed and criminality and less of any ideology.”